Monday, October 10, 2011

creak went the door...

That is the sound I heard when I opened this blog spot to post...ohh been so absent here in this delightful zone of design and loveliness for just downright too long...I miss this space...sometimes there is just too much on one's plate...or platter or whatever you call a oversized,very large dish and I happen to have a few in my possession and you know how you think that time is just zipping by, that you might be missing out on things that are happening right under your nose...heck, I tell you, I can completely relate....I lay awake at times wondering how to fit it all and where?

So, not to bore with details of such life issues, let's get back to the nitty, gritty of cool design, decor, spaces and such...don't know about you, but I am in need of some serious shelving and organizing in my creative space (which is really just simply too small and not creative in the least bit...I am still not-so-patiently waiting for my own shack of bliss...otherwise known as a studio)...I have sent a request out to my jack-of-many-trades, multi-talented man FZ for simple, who would have thunk? and for under $200...come on...why wait?

pictures from apartment therapy

I will take one please and thank you;) soon as you can start working on it today.
btw: for those of you thinking 'this is just a bit too complicated for moi'...head on over to the above link to see how truly easy it is to create these!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

What lies ahead...

Well, we all have them, you know the projects that need doing around the house.

Are you the type to make numbered lists in specific order of importance or do you just do things randomly and try to complete them in whatever order they come? Do you start something and never finish? Are you the weekend warrior who bangs out the job at hand in two days?
I suppose whichever way it works best for you, provided you get the job(s) done is really the key, right?

I am one to write a list, which I think is in the order things should be done, however, there is a tall, handy and hardworking man in this house who sees fit to do things other ways, and sometimes that is a good thing, sometimes...well, you know.

herb/veg planter just ready for seedy friends

This brings up the issue of our yard, we have cleared the hillside, graded a portion for kids and have been left with a huge sliding slope of terrain which needs is where I come in...the plant picker, layout gal and hole digging mama. Here are some pics before, and hopefull these will make you feel really good about anything you might have on your to do list, as this is one big load of a job. Follow me as I pick, slide, dig and sweat my way into a new outdoor space!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

New arrival

Today this arrives in our home...and I am tickled pink.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's just so ReDesign...

Recently, a client asked me to help them as they moved into a larger home with some very different spaces, from what they previously had. They needed to make everything they already owned work and make rooms inviting and warm. Here is the very large entry/front room which was to become the 'formal living' area.





And so, with proper placement and arrangement of art, accessories and family treasures, a home becomes inviting and all yours!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

little sweetness to adorn...

Here are a few glimpses of some small, sweet tabletop orbs I have been working on...the places you could set these are endless: mantle, desk, bathroom, on a stack of books, coffee table, any table!

Now, if you brought one of these to your office you better take care as your office mates will be quite jealous!
Whichever space you choose to place one is sure to shine!
Available in my wee shop tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fresh New Year...

I am not sure about you, but for this gal every New Year brings a feeling of a fresh, clean, slate...or at least the urge to organize and clean out, update and refresh spaces, the desire to complete tasks around the house are renewed and motivation, although sometimes hard to muster, is bumped up with the expectations of changing some important aspects of my surroundings.
I am starting with my personal space, because that is, afterall, where we are most inspired...don't you agree?

So, on that note, let the organizing and cleaning out begin!
Here are some helpful and fun ideas to get us all going in the right direction.
Here is a pretty little thought... line a drawer with velvet or felt and add some vintage tea cups & saucers to organize and display your bobbles and jewelry. Simply measure the height of the drawers side, (don't measure the front as that is higher) and collect some teacups that are just a little shorter, the lining on the drawer bottom with help slipping and sliding. Hang earrings on tea rim, place bigger pieces in saucers.
A vintage medicine cabinet turned into a beautiful display case, I can see getting creative with fabric inside and some simple little hooks & wire.
Same idea with a old shadow box, fun hooks or even drawer pulls and then pretty little bowls you already have to store rings.

all pictures courtesy of martha stewart
A peg board in the closet, painted a fun color and used to get all those straggling things on the floor up and out of the way.
Here is to a New Year and new spaces!